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‘Gladiator 2’: New Set Images Unveil a Grand Coliseum Being Constructed [Exclusive]

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Gladiator 2 Set Images

Even if you aren’t a Gladiator devotee, you will surely be awestruck by the exclusive set images FilmSweep has unveiled for your perusal. If Gladiator 2 is something you’re eagerly waiting for, you’ll be thrilled to know Paramount, Universal Studios, and the esteemed director and producer, Ridley Scott, are earnestly invested in its creation. Steve Weintraub, FilmSweep’s Editor-in-Chief, who is currently present at the Mediterrane Film Festival in Malta, has procured some captivating images from the set of this much-anticipated sequel, which began shooting a few days ago on the island.

The photos display the extensive scale of this Gladiator 2 set, revealing an impressive coliseum under construction on the quaint island overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The images also depict the building of several structures, indicating a full-fledged Roman cinematic city sprouting in Malta. The expansive set is surrounded by large tents, hinting at a significant workforce employed for its assembly. With the full-fledged approach they seem to be taking, it can be inferred that the production team is preparing for a vast number of extras to imitate an enthusiastic crowd. The images certainly attest to there being ample space for all.


With the principal photography in Malta just getting underway and the set construction progressing rapidly, it may be some time before we see Paul Mescal (Aftersun), Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth), and Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us) in costume, breathing life into their characters. The decision by Paramount and Universal to construct a real, full-sized coliseum (rather than using CGI) for crucial scenes suggests strong confidence in the project and the compelling script penned by David Scarpa (All The Money in the World). Feel free to peruse the fresh set images below.

‘Gladiator 2’: Launch Date, Cast, Filming Details, And Comprehensive Information About Ridley Scott’s Sequel

What Can Devotees Anticipate from Gladiator 2?

Gladiator 2 is a sequel that keeps admirers guessing. The announcement has fans simultaneously enthused about the return of the franchise and anxious that the second installment may not match the original’s grandeur. The 2000 blockbuster Gladiator is an undeniable contemporary classic, a masterpiece of Scott’s, and a film that significantly boosted the careers of Russell Crowe (The Pope’s Exorcist) and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker: Folie à Deux). It received 12 Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture (which it won), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Direction.

The narrative specifics of Gladiator 2 remain confidential, but it seems that Mescal will portray an adult Lucius, the nephew of Commodus (Phoenix) from the first movie. The cast also includes Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things), May Calamawy (Moon Knight), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), Derek Jacobi (Gladiator), Fred Hechinger (The White Lotus), and Djimon Hounson (Gran Turismo).

Gladiator 2 is expected to hit theaters on November 22, 2024. Stay tuned with FilmSweep for the latest updates on the upcoming movie as they break.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Gladiator 2 Set Images

Where is the set of ‘Gladiator 2’ located?

The set of ‘Gladiator 2’ is located in Malta, a small island overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Who has taken the exclusive photos from the ‘Gladiator 2’ set?

The exclusive photos from the ‘Gladiator 2’ set have been taken by Steve Weintraub, FilmSweep’s Editor-in-Chief.

Which studios are involved in the production of ‘Gladiator 2’?

Paramount and Universal Studios are the main studios involved in the production of ‘Gladiator 2’, with Ridley Scott as the director and producer.

Who is expected to be in the cast of ‘Gladiator 2’?

The cast of ‘Gladiator 2’ is expected to include Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, and Pedro Pascal, among others.

What kind of set is being built for ‘Gladiator 2’?

A massive Roman cinematic city, including a large coliseum, is being constructed for the set of ‘Gladiator 2’.

When is ‘Gladiator 2’ scheduled to be released?

‘Gladiator 2’ is scheduled for release in theaters on November 22, 2024.

Who wrote the script for ‘Gladiator 2’?

The script for ‘Gladiator 2’ was written by David Scarpa.

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ScreenPlayEnthusiast June 27, 2023 - 1:14 am

Interesting choice to have David Scarpa write the script. His work in “All The Money in the World” was impressive.

FilmCritic2000 June 27, 2023 - 3:17 am

Not sure if they can pull off a sequel that matches the original. the first gladiator was a classic, this one has big shoes to fill.

MovieFan101 June 27, 2023 - 8:48 am

wow!! a real-life Coliseum, thats insane!! Cant wait to see the movie. Gladiator was epic, hope this ones just as good.

LisaLovesMovies June 27, 2023 - 4:41 pm

can’t wait to see Paul Mescal in a role like this!! And Denzel Washington…OMG! This is gonna be EPIC!

HistoryBuff June 27, 2023 - 5:51 pm

Love the dedication to historical accuracy, building a whole Roman city in Malta. Ridley Scott never disappoints, fingers crossed.


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